Born in 1960, Joe started his professional baseball career in 1983 with the Cubs, moving to the Indians then the Padres before joining the Blue Jays in 1991. He was an integral part of the 1992 and 1993 Jays championship teams, but he is best known for his 1993 World
Over the long history of sport in Ontario, there have been many one-time events – one game, one series, one memorable day or moment – that will be remembered and cherished, not only by sports fans, by the entire country as well.
The Ferguson Jenkins Heritage Award was introduced in 2011 to commemorate those one-of-a-kind events or special moments in time that so embellish the long history of sports in Ontario. There were some serious options for that first selection. In the end, a satisfying nod to Terry Fox, who, back in 1980, just happened to be passing through these parts on his heart-breaking/heart-lifting Marathon of Hope.
On the night of September 5, 1914, the Providence Greys visited Hanlan's Point Stadium to play the Toronto Maple Leafs' minor league baseball team. The Greys' starting 19-year-old starting pitcher threw a one-hitter.